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First attempt at target shooting

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Critanime, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Critanime

    Critanime Donator

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    So tonight I finally decided to bust out the targets I got from eBay and try shooting a target card. I have been plinking metal targets and cans and having fun. But I figured I needed to work on my aim with the HW40.

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    For my first attempt I didn't think I did too bad ;) (please be gentle with the ribbing lol)

    I need to work on my one handed technique. I was wobbly and tended to squeeze a little too hard on the trigger. I also did some sight adjusting.
     
  2. twodoctors

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    You need some flat head pellets like Hobby or R10 Pistol. They should in theory rip the target paper less than round heads. What range are you shooting from? Personally I would stop adjusting the sights and narrow the group first.

    I shoot 2 handed with my Beeman P17, at 6m but I shoot the 10m rifle targets (5 targets on 17x17cm cards). I zero mine so the black target sits just above the sights. Works well in short distance like mine, might not work so well with the big 10m target at 6m.

    Have fun!

    Adrian
     
  3. peteswright

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    I use RWS Geco's (cheap and cheerful) with all my pistols and they group well without tearing on a firmish paper or card at 6yd's. As for zoroing. Got to agree with twodoctors. Aim at the same spot on the target and don't worry where pellets land until you get a good group, choose where it is. Once you know you've got a consistent group, even though its not where your aiming, that's when you adjust the sights to get the group to where your aiming. Try shooting off a rest to minimise the variable of unsteadiness for now. If you can group better from a rest. The loose groups could be a technique fault as in stance, grip, or trigger squeeze. DONT look at the target! look "through" the sights at the FRONT post in rear notch. look at the target AFTER you've followed through. Its early days with your new pistol and you're still getting used it. Practice and analysing whats going on will bring rewards. ATB. Pete.
     
  4. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    How far was you shooting?
     
  5. Critanime

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    I was shooting at around 8m.

    Just been out again. Got some RWS Hobbies (these work well in my rifle) to try in my pistol. Here are some more tester shots.

    First card:
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    Second card:
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    Third and getting better:
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    Fourth:
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    And finally the 5th and possibly the best:
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    It's hard getting that stance down, and I thank Titch for the video link ;). I do grip it too tightly at times. And I have to just keep reminding myself it is not gonna magically jump out of my hand lol.
     
  6. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    That last card is excellent for a HW40 on std open sights at 8m. There can't be many people who would expect to do better.
     
  7. Critanime

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    The 40 gives a kick. That is what I need to master I think. I was really happy with that last card. Though I think it was more of fluke than actual skill lol. I love this little pistol. It's got that giddy puppy feel when you fire. It just wants to release that pellet all the time.
     
  8. Tripleteer

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    You seem to be improving with every picture, so just keep taking pictures and you are there!!!!!
     
  9. Titchgamer

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    There is definitely improvement there mate. Keep up the good work and those groups will just keep getting better ;)

    I
     
  10. DenTB

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    Good to see your relaxing with your new found friend ,and as an old man once said to me.
    Get an old dartboard and a roll of wallpaper, wire circle on top of the paper,and ,Play yourself at ,going round the doubles,trebled.and of course finishing with a100 ??? 2x25 Bullseye,:D great fun it was. That was 40ish years ago, with a brother and an old Gat,!!! Happy Days. But great for practice ,with darts of course :rolleyes:
     
  11. Wynne G Oldman

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    Very good shooting for a beginner. Here's a link to a site that's got plenty of good info on how to shoot 10M air pistol properly.

    http://www.tenrings.co.uk/
     

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